APME Community Service Grant applications open
The fifth anniversary of the Associated Media Editors' Community Journalism Public Service Initiative shows the priority that APME places on the work of smaller news organizations.
Because of the generous support of the Park and APME foundations, media companies in metropolitan areas (MSA) of 100,000 or fewer people can apply for one of two grants. The recipients will each receive $2,500 from the Park Foundation to jump-start or support their initiatives and a trip courtesy of the APME Foundation to the annual ASNE-APME conference in Philadelphia Sept. 11-14.
Get more info and apply.
Winners and finalists in the APME-AP staff journalism awards
An investigation into rampant labor abuses in the fishing industry of Southeast Asia won top honors for enterprise reporting in this year's Associated Press Media Editors awards for journalism excellence by AP staffers.
See full list of winners and finalists.
Join the APME Lunchtime Training on Google Hangout
Join us for a lunchtime conversation about deploying resources to cover large-scale breaking news. We’ll talk to Brian Carovillano, vice president for U.S. news, to learn how the Associated Press covered the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
This Google Hangout event is part of a free APME training series designed to stimulate thought, journalistic ambition and discussion among journalists.
Join the conversation at noon CDT Thursday, June 23, at https://plus.google.com/events/c44k9vpjes844mfb7gmpmivd8cc?hl=en
APME condemns Trump ban of media outlets
Donald Trump has revoked the press credentials of The Washington Post and barred multiple major news organizations from rallies and campaign events while working to become the nation’s next president. This shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the rights of a free press, as established in the First Amendment.
The press has an obligation to provide vigorous, thorough and accurate coverage of anyone running for the office of U.S. president. And candidates have an obligation to allow uniform media access to their events, regardless of whether coverage conforms to their wishes.
The Associated Press Media Editors joins other major news leadership organizations in condemning this affront to the democratic process and the very principles on which our nation was founded. We urge the Republican Party and its presumptive presidential nominee to abandon these sanctions and allow full access to all media outlets to protect the public’s right to know.
Some other journalism organizations speaking out are the Society of Professional Journalists and American Society of News Editors
APME News available online now, at your desk soon
Our cover story in this May-June edition of APME News is a column by Joel Christopher, vice president of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, the new name for the company’s group of 10 news organizations in that state. Oops. Well, make that 11 now, with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel joining the Gannett fold a few weeks ago.
The Wisconsin group has worked as a team for two decades, so Joel’s report on its leadership and early successes under the USA TODAY umbrella isn’t a surprise.
Some great other reads in this issue, including a wonderful report by APME News writer Autumn Phillip on the future of presidential
endorsements by news organizations, great news about first Pulitzer Prize for Public Service won by The Associated Press, and the announcement of this year’s APME Innovation in Journalism Awards.
See more online
Increase your digital savvy Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Murfreesboro NewsTrain, just 39 miles from Nashville
Registration is open for APME’s signature training event, NewsTrain, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For only $75, get two full days of digital training, including meals. The first 25 registrants receive a free AP Stylebook. Discounted rooms and diversity scholarships are available.
Get more info and register.
Winners and finalists in the APME journalism awards
A joint effort of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Tampa Bay Times to expose treacherous and violent conditions in Florida's state-funded mental hospitals has won top honors in the 2016 Associated Press Media Editors Innovation in Journalism Awards.
See full list of winners and finalists
Join us in Philadelphia in September
Register now for the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-14 in downtown Philadelphia. The conference opens with an evening reception Sunday, Sept. 11, at the landmark National Constitution Center, at 525 Arch St., just blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Get more details and register here